The source code
plays a vital role in the ensuring the conduct of peaceful, credible, honest, orderly and clean elections.
If others have access to the source code
without restriction, they can make their own versions of the program, so they would have no reason to pay for the original program.
Covered in the review, include the source codes
of the Vote Counting Machine (VCM), the Consolidated Canvassing System (CCS), and the Election Management System (EMS).
As explained by the Free Software Foundation (FSF), which claims ownership of the phrase "copyleft" and one of the most widely used licenses, the GNU General Public License (GPL), copyleft is "designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software, that you receive source code
or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs, and that you know you can do these things.
Gauss, made a decision with staffing coordination to open up the source code
by providing it to several other software development activities.
The local source code
review, which will be conducted in two parts, will be parallel to the review being conducted by SLI Global Solutions, a Colorado-based international certification company.
Covered in the review include the source codes
of the Vote Counting Machine (VCM), the Consolidated Canvassing System (CCS) and the Election Management System (EMS).
9987, promulgated 14 September 2015, the Comelec said the conduct of a local source code
review seeks to provide interested parties and groups an opportunity to inspect the source codes
in the Automated Elections System.
Open Country enables enterprises to manage the vast array of machines that run open source code
, and for that reason, our customers are very much at the forefront in incorporating open source into their enterprise IT," said Laurent Gharda, President and CEO, Open Country.
The source code
is the program instructions that will define how the PCOS machines will operate.
3 and in response to the burgeoning use of open source code
and availability of open source licenses.
MANILA -- The Commission on Elections on Monday announced that the source code
for the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to be used in the May 13 elections will finally be released to the Comelec this week.